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3.5L AFE Prototype Exhaust

Hi all,

Just thought I would give everyone a sneak peek... I have been working with AFE on a few aftermarket parts for our transits.

AFE has test fit and put into production a 3.5L Ecoboost exhaust, this is a full cat back. They will have configurations for both wheel bases and the extended / non-extended lengths in the long wheel base.

Below is a photo of the exhaust on the truck. In my opinion the sound is perfect, honestly way better than I thought this motor could sound. It is just enough for a deep rumble when you get on the throttle but not so much that it drones on the freeway, will be posting videos soon.

They are also in the midst of developing an intake for the 3.5L Ecoboost... I'll be sure to make a post once I have that installed.

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Not another teenager with loud exhausts!
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Haha I'm not a teenager and its just the right amount of noise. Just enough of a nice exhaust note when you want it, but not enough to piss the neighbors off (or the cops) lol.
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All it does is make noise?
I thought the hot trend among cutting edge car enthusiasts/modifiers was to go quieter, not louder (to imitate electric vehicles).
Loud exhaust always seemed a little Freudian to me, a subconscious outward display of inner issues.

Kind of pointless for my uses, even if it were free. But I'm surly. Someone probably thinks it's cool, though. Good luck.
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Most of us near seniors don't hear as well as we used too so who cares about noise. More MPGs is what I want. I want to cruise down the freeway at 75mph in my 7000lb box and get 20mpg.
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All it does is make noise?
I thought the hot trend among cutting edge car enthusiasts/modifiers was to go quieter, not louder (to imitate electric vehicles).
Loud exhaust always seemed a little Freudian to me, a subconscious outward display of inner issues.

Kind of pointless for my uses, even if it were free. But I'm surly. Someone probably thinks it's cool, though. Good luck.
Hahahahah "Freudian to me, a subconscious outward display of inner issues." THANKS!

I'm not an exhaust engineer so I could be wrong here but my thoughts and experience are that a larger diameter exhaust reduces back pressure and increases flow and when designed properly more power can be made.

My first impressions are improved throttle response, quicker spool, and a little more bottom end torque but I haven't driven it enough to stand behind that, could just be in my head.

I'm loading up my trailer tomorrow and headed for 15 hour tow, should definitely know more after that.

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It may not be much more peak hp, but it does make sense for the turbos to spool faster. Ultimately a larger diameter down pipe and less restrictive CAT would have the best effect here I would imagine.

I'm intrigued by this intake you speak of. I wonder if it would solve the airbox taking on water issue if designed correctly. I'm probably in the minority here, but I would love to see a snorkel for our vehicles

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It may not be much more peak hp, but it does make sense for the turbos to spool faster. Ultimately a larger diameter down pipe and less restrictive CAT would have the best effect here I would imagine.

I'm intrigued by this intake you speak of. I wonder if it would solve the airbox taking on water issue if designed correctly. I'm probably in the minority here, but I would love to see a snorkel for our vehicles
Agreed on the exhaust, would love to see a downpipe but the way the exhaust is designed with the big Y that comes together from both turbos its not a simple one.

As for the water issue, I have explained this to them and made clear that any airbox should be well designed to have water "drain" on top of it. Hopefully this is a good solution for a lot of people with wet OEM filters.
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